thelead wrote: KillMonger wrote:
So you’d take the certainty of being able to pick Kuminga over Cade/Suggs/Green?
Because that’s the offer here.
i'd take that with a smile on my face because there is a sheer cliff after the 5th pick
I'm not sure why people don't understand the dropoff from Kuminga to everyone else... Kuminga's efficiency is what I question but at 18 years old, he played against grown men in the G-League and put up 16ppg/7rpg/3apg/1spg/1bpg... and he's a freak athlete.
Cam Reddissh, RHJ, MKG, Jarret Culver, Stanley Johnson, Josh Smith, Justice Winslow, Josh Jackson , every draft has it's own version of " great athlete, great size , high potential, just needs to figure out shooting" ... to find him rotting on bench years later because he still can't shoot.
Some kids flat out have better feeling of distance, some don't . Very, very few basketball players "learn" how to shoot without any previous shooting touch.
Kuminga falls in that " no basketball touch whatsoever" category.
He can't shoot from any range. He is closer to his jumpshot to MKG than he is to any funcional rotation , starting SF in nba today.
I liked Kuminga before G league, i still think he can become nice defensive SF-PF. But on this team? It's a disaster waiting to happen.
Guy shot 24% for 3 in G league on 62,5% FTs
Can be too quick with the trigger and settles for a lot of contested threes. Shot selection overall can improve and although he’s been efficient from the floor, he’s very high-volume. Attempted 17.2 shots per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can improve consistency as a 3PT shooter. Shot 29.8% 3PT% at 7.8 attempts per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 55.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 62.7% FT% in 2019 …
There has not been single competition where he showed he can shoot
And also, if he is as trigger happy as most scouts fear, you can easly end up looking modern day Josh Smith. Player that thought he gets wide open looks because he is soo smooth so he creates that much separation ( reality: defenses ignored him because he was terrible shooter who thought he can shoot )
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.